The Brian Lara Stadium is a multi-purpose venue located in Tarouba, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.
Named after West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara, the Brian Lara Cricket Academy was completed and inaugurated in 2017.
Located in southern Trinidad, just outside the heart of the city of San Fernando, beside the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, the Brian Lara Stadium has a seating capacity of 15,000 spectators.
The Tarouba cricket stadium was initially planned to host warm-up matches during the ICC World Cup 2007 and later serve as a cricket academy after the marquee tournament. However, the stadium would not be completed in time for the ODI World Cup.
The Brian Lara Stadium hosted its first One-Day International (ODI) between West Indies Women and Sri Lanka Women on October 11, 2017. Since then, it has staged three women’s ODIs and one men’s ODI so far.
The Indian cricket team defeated West Indies by 68 runs in the only T20 international played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba. Let’s have a look at Brian Lara Stadium T20I records and stats:
Brian Lara Stadium T20I records and stats
Highest team total
The Indian cricket team holds the record for the highest team total at the Brian Lara Stadium in T20I cricket. During the first T20I of India tour of the West Indies in 2022, the visitors recorded 190/6 in their 20 overs. Later, India restricted West Indies to 122/8 in their allotted overs to register a 68-run victory in Tarouba.
Lowest team total
The West Indies cricket team has posted the lowest team total at this venue in T20I format. Chasing 191 against India, the hosts could only manage 122/8 in their 20 overs in 2022. For West Indies, Shamarh Brooks top-scored with 20 off 15 balls. Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi bagged two wickets each for India.
India’s Rohit Sharma currently has the most runs at the Brian Lara Stadium in T20 cricket. The swashbuckling batter has scored 64 runs in the only game that he played against West Indies at this venue. Rohit’s innings powered India to 190/6 in their 20 overs. His innings included seven fours and two sixes.
India’s trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi and West Indies’ Alzarri Joseph have scalped two wickets each at this ground in international cricket’s shortest format. All the four bowlers bagged their wickets in the first T20I of India’s tour of West Indies in 2022.
Highest individual score
India talisman Rohit Sharma holds the record for the highest individual score at the Brian Lara Stadium in T20 cricket. Opening the batting for India, Rohit scored 64 off 44 balls against West Indies in the first T20I of the five-match series. Indian wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik is second on the list with 41 runs.
Best bowling figures
India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has registered the best bowling figures at this venue in T20I format. The veteran off-spinner recorded impressive figures of 4-0-22-2 against West Indies in 2022. Ashwin dismissed wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer in the first T20I of the five-match series in Tarouba.
Dinesh Karthik and Ravichandran Ashwin hold the record for the highest partnership at the Brian Lara Stadium in T20I cricket. In the first T20Is of a five-match series against West Indies in 2022, Karthik and Ashwin forged an unbeaten 52-run stand for the seventh wicket to help India post 190/6 in their 20 overs. The visitors later restricted West Indies to 122/8 to secure a 68-run win in Tarouba.
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